Foodie Finds Last Updated 6/16
Discover Mystic Country, one delicious dish at a time with Foodie Finds. From the traditional New England seafood fare to the uniquely Connecticut, this Foodie guide is packed with nearly 80 ideas for restaurants, food-themed events and trails to tempt your palate. Here are some foodie fun facts to whet your palate and get you on your delicious journey.
Come for the history, stay for the donuts.
B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill, Old Mystic. Full steam ahead. The great tasting cider at Clydes is made right out back in the nation's oldest steam-powered cider mill! Drink up. Oh, and don’t forget to try the donuts.
A coke, a smile and a bean.
Vanilla Bean Café, Pomfret. In 2002, the world launch of Vanilla Coke happened right here in Connecticut at the Vanilla Bean Café, locally known as “the Bean.”
A taste of the paranormal.
Captain Daniel Packer Inne, Mystic. Looking for some supernatural excitement in your foodie adventure? The Captain Daniel Packer Inne in Mystic is rumored to be haunted.
Tasted and tested.
Hosmer Mountain Soda, Willimantic. Hosmer Mountain’s Root Beer ranked 4th in the Great American Root Beer Showdown - placing above A&W, IBC and Barq’s.
A bite out of history.
New London. Many historians claim the first submarine sandwich was served in New London in 1926. It’s said that during World War II soldiers from the nearby submarine base in Groton ate them by the thousands.
A nationally recognized food stand favorite.
Harry’s Place, Colchester. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Harry’s has been a favorite summer stop for over 90 years.
And yes. There is a Mystic Pizza.
Mystic Pizza, Mystic. While vacationing one summer, writer Amy Jones stumbled upon the downtown pizza parlor and was inspired to write the story that eventually became the 1988 movie Mystic Pizza staring then unknown actress Julia Roberts. (Not to mention Matt Damon.)